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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES 2

CODE 68441
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 2 credits during the 2nd year of 9291 Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques (L/SNT3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/11
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This module provides the candidate with preliminary clinical and instrumental knowledge of major cardiovascular diseases, with the goal of gaining independency in the execution and interpretation of fundamental cardiological examinations.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Physiopathology and clinical presentation of major cardiovascular diseases will be discussed, with the goal of gaining progressive independency in the evaluation of patient’s clinical status and of the most appropriate diagnostic follow-up procedures needed, with a particular focus on echocardiography. Non-cardiovascular diseases of major clinical impact will be also discussed. The importance of communication between health care providers and with the patient will be examined, as well as of continuing education through scientific medical literature.

TEACHING METHODS

The course lasts 20 hours, with 18 hours of theoretical lessons, including the discussion of clinical cases which will help students recognizing primary cardiovascular diseases, and with  a 2-hour practical lesson using echocardiography.  As indicated in the University Guidelines for the first semester 2020-21, "mixed" teaching is provided, that is, it can be delivered both in presence and in telepresence, with synchronous and / or asynchronous methods.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program will have a brief introduction on anatomy and physiology of the heart and the cardiovascular system. Then clinical and instrumental findings of principal cardiovascular diseases will be covered, with a particular focus on the hemodynamic aspects of each condition and recommended imaging modalities. Particular attention will be paid to valve heart disease, cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reference books are cardiovascular chapters of major internal medicine international books. Notes and slides of the lessons will be given to the students by each professor.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

Gian Paolo Bezante

MARCO CANEPA

FRANCO DE CIAN

EZIO FULCHERI

ENRICO PARODI

ITALO PORTO

ANTONIO SALSANO

GIOVANNI SALVATORE GIUSEPPE SPINELLA

GIUSEPPE SQUILLACI

FRANCESCO CANESI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course lasts 20 hours, with 18 hours of theoretical lessons, including the discussion of clinical cases which will help students recognizing primary cardiovascular diseases, and with  a 2-hour practical lesson using echocardiography.  As indicated in the University Guidelines for the first semester 2020-21, "mixed" teaching is provided, that is, it can be delivered both in presence and in telepresence, with synchronous and / or asynchronous methods.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final examination is oral.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Lessons are interactive. A final examination will verify whether the student has achieved sufficent knowledge of the topics discussed during the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/01/2021 13:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2021 13:00 GENOVA Orale
26/02/2021 13:00 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2021 13:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2021 13:00 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2021 13:00 GENOVA Orale
15/09/2021 13:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The professor encounters the students at the end of each lesson and on appointment, which can be scheduled using the following email: marco.canepa@unige.it